Daily Devotions
Monday, July 22, 2019
Psalm 59:16 I will sing about Thy power, and in the morning shout loudly about Thy kindness. Thou art my mountain refuge where I can flee when I am in trouble.
The New Song: The New Song Is Powerful
Since the New Song consists of words, and coincides with the teachings of Scripture, it is strong and powerful. How could it be otherwise?
Scripture testifies to the almighty power of our invincible God. His Son, our Savior, has defeated sin and hell, the devil and death. He has won the victory, has erased our guilt, has rescued us from our enemies, and from the hand of all who hate us" (Luke 1:77).
The proclamation of His victory resounds in mighty melodies: “Christ is arisen,” “A Mighty Fortress is our God,” and the like. This Song is like the sword of Goliath, of which David said: “There is none like it. Give it to me” (1 Samuel 21:9).
Do we cherish this Song? Do we hear the powerful Lutheran chorales in our homes, schools, and churches? The chorales want to be sung, for they have an important message to impart. They testify to the omnipotence of God Who comes for our benefit, rescues us from the jaws of death, and gives us an eternal, blessed inheritance. The chorale brings us the New Song.
Lord God, we praise Thy strength. Amen.
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